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Why processor speed is measured in hertz?

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Could not get convincing answer on google so thought to ask?

posted Sep 2, 2014 by anonymous

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Machine cycle is an important factor and faster the machine cycle faster the program execution so processor speed is linked to machine cycle. Since machine cycle is linked to the CPU clock which is measured in Hertz which is a measure of cyclic change, hence the processor. Hope it clarifies the doubt.

answer Sep 2, 2014 by Salil Agrawal
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